Roland - M-5000

The Roland M-5000 live mixing console unlocks a completely new realm of flexibility. The console's internal mix architecture is not fixed and can be freely defined within a range of up to 128 input/output channels/busses, including the use of one or two Roland XI-Dante cards (with up to 64 channels each). This allows the user to essentially “build” a console structure based on the immediate needs of the application.

The M-5000 is the first offering in Roland's new approach to  audio equipment called O.H.R.C.A. or Open High Resolution Configurable Architecture. It conforms to the needs of both the application and the operator by delivering freely definable audio paths, flexible user interface and workflow, expandable protocols, and multi-format I/O choices —all delivered at a pristine 24-bit / 96kHz sound quality. This achievement in an ideal frame size opens a new generation in live sound solutions.


  • Unrestricted patching for up to 300/460 inputs and 296/456 outputs (96kHz/48kHz)
  • Support for a wide range of protocols and formats including REAC, Dante, MADI, and Waves SoundGrid
  • Full compatibility with the family of Roland Professional Audio snakes, personal mixing, and multi-channel playback/recording

High Resolution

  • Outstanding 24-bit, 96kHz sound quality
  • High-precision 72-bit linear summing circuitry
  • High-end discrete preamps onboard and available in remote snake options

Surface Design

  • 12" touch screen with “touch and turn” operation
  • 28 freely scrollable, isolatable, or assignable faders
  • Numerous knobs and buttons, both contextual and assignable, to support rapid response
  • Dedicated, freely assignable user section

Case Studies

Digital Resources creates an elaborate digital fiber network for audio and video at Dallas City Hall connecting three control rooms and three M-5000 consoles. In addition to audio features such as 128 configurable audio paths, 24-bit/96kHz resolution and an intuitive user interface with 28 faders, a 12-inch touchscreen display, the M-5000 also offers Dante connectivity and much more.